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Prisoner Profiles

Release has produced a series of Prisoner Profiles, a few of which appear below, to give you the latest news and contact details for prisoners that we serve.

We will keep these profiles up to date with new information as we receive it so please download the latest version whenever you wish to write.

Prisoner Name: Pastor John Cao

Location: China

Arrested: March 2017

Sentence: 7 years imprisonment

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Prisoner Name: N. N. Gol-Tapeh

Location: Iran

Arrested: June 2016

Sentence: 10 years imprisonment

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Prisoner Name: Abraham Moses

Location: Indonesia

Arrested: December 2017

Sentence: Five years if convicted

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Prisoner Name: Basuki Purnama

Location: Indonesia

Arrested: May 2017

Sentence: Two years

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Prisoner Name: Zafar Bhatti

Location: Pakistan

Arrested: July 2012

Sentence: Unknown

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Prisoner Name: Pastor Kholmatov

Location: Tajikistan

Arrested: April 2017

Sentence: Three years

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Prisoner Name: Zhao Weiliang

Location: China

Arrested: June 2014

Sentence: 2 years imprisonment

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Prisoner Name: Ebrahim Firouzi

Location: Iran

Arrested: August 2013

Sentence: Five years

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Prisoner Name: Asia Bibi

Location: Pakistan

Arrested: June 2009

Sentence: Death Penalty

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Prisoner Name: Pastor Lim Kuk-Gi

Location: North Korea

Arrested: December 2014

Sentence: Life imprisonment

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Prisoner Name: Mussie Eyob

Location: Eritrea

Arrested: February 2011

Sentence: Indefinite

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Prisoner Name: Twen

Location: Eritrea

Arrested: 2005

Sentence: Indefinite

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Prisoner Name: Mussie Ezaz

Location: Eritrea

Arrested: January 2008

Sentence: Indefinite

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Prisoner Name: Zhang Shaojie

Location: China

Arrested: November 2013

Sentence: 12 years imprisonment

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Prisoner Name: Dr Kiflu

Location: Eritrea

Arrested: May 2004

Sentence: Imprisoned indefinitely

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Prisoner Name: Tohar Haydarov

Location: Uzbekistan

Arrested: January 2010

Sentence: 10 years imprisonment

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Prisoner Name: Behnam Irani

Location: Iran

Arrested: May 2011

Sentence: 12 years imprisonment

Released

Prisoner Name: Hyeon Soo Lim

Location: North Korea

Arrested: February 2015

Sentence: Released

Released

Prisoner Name: Pastor Yang Hua

Location: China

Arrested: January 2016

Sentence: Unknown

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Prisoner Name: Saeed Abedini

Location: Iran

Arrested: September 2012

Sentence: 8 years imprisonment

Released

Prisoner Name: Maryam

Location: Iran

Arrested: 2012

Sentence: 4 years imprisonment

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Prisoner Name: Victor Bet-Tamarz

Location: Iran

Arrested: December 2014

Sentence: Released

Released

Prisoner Name: Rata & Taour

Location: Sudan

Arrested: December 2015

Sentence: Released

Released

Prisoner Name: Peter Hahn

Location: China

Arrested: December 2014

Sentence: Released

Released

Prisoner Name: Petr Jasek

Location: Sudan

Arrested: December 2015

Sentence: Life imprisonment

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Prisoner Name: Cheng Jie

Location: China

Arrested: February 2014

Sentence: 2 years imprisonment

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Prisoner Name: Mussie Yemane

Location: Eritrea

Arrested: October 2006

Sentence: Released

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Prisoner Name: Farshid Fathi

Location: Iran

Arrested: December 2010

Sentence: 7 years imprisonment